EIN 23-7089047

Sarasota Opera Association

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To produce outstanding Opera true to the vision of the composer, to entertain, enrich, and educate the communities in southwest Florida as well as patrons from across the state and around the world. To produce such operas; and to foster, promote, and increase public knowledge and appreciation of Opera and similar presentations; to instruct, train and educate both students and the public, generally, in Opera, music, and related preforming arts; and to rent, acquire for use, or own, maintain, and operate a place or places to accomplish these objectives.
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Program areas at Sarasota Opera Association

Sarasota Opera continued its post-covid journey toward a normal operating schedule. In the fall of 2022, audiences remained hesitant to return to live theater performances and hurricane ian also impacted attendance. Once the calendar turned to 2023, ticket sales increased significantly, exceeding budgeted sales for two of the four operas presented. The Opera presented 34 main stage Opera performances as well as 4 concerts and 8 hd movie showings. The Opera's youth Opera program returned with 2 performances in the fall of 2022, along with community outreach events, in-school performances and teacher workshops. The Opera's two guild organizations also returned to fundraising events.

Who funds Sarasota Opera Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Gulf Coast Community FoundationArts & Culture$373,475
The Community Foundation of SarasotaGeneral Support, Program Support$178,880
Virginia B Toulmin Charitable Foundation III2022-2023 Sarasota Opera Season$175,000
...and 43 more grants received totalling $1,515,162

Personnel at Sarasota Opera Association

Richard A RussellGeneral Director$270,388
Kenneth TarasiDirector of Finance$104,030
Waldron KraemerChair$0
Arthur SicilianoTreasurer$0
Katherine BenoitSecretary$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Sarasota Opera Association

RevenuesFYE 05/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,633,048
Program services$3,388,505
Investment income and dividends$272,254
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-65,582
Net income from fundraising events$102,088
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$305,406
Total revenues$7,635,719

Form 990s for Sarasota Opera Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-052023-12-18990View PDF
2022-052022-12-16990View PDF
2021-052021-12-20990View PDF
2020-052021-04-21990View PDF
2019-052020-08-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 6, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
February 4, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $18,000 from Schmidt Family Foundation
October 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $175,000 from Virginia B Toulmin Charitable Foundation III
July 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 32 new grant, including a grant for $373,475 from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsOperas and symphoniesTheatersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
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General information
61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Metro area
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
Sarasota County, FL
Website URL
(941) 366-8450
Facebook page
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6A: Opera
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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